Special Interests

Head and neck clinical oncology


Dr Thomson is Consultant Clinical Oncologist at The Christie and Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester, with a specialist interest in head and neck cancer.

Dr Thomson qualified from Oxford University Medical School in 2004. He was awarded the Greenhill Exhibition in Medicine (Trinity College, Oxford) and achieved a First Class honours degree in Physiological Sciences (2001). He completed core medical training in Oxford and Manchester in 2009. He was then appointed Academic Clinical Fellow/Specialty Registrar in Clinical Oncology in the North West of England (2009-2015).

During a two year Doctor of Medicine (MD) research degree at the University of Manchester (2013-2015), he gained excellent clinical and research experience in technical head and neck radiotherapy; and in proton beam therapy, with Fellowships in the United States (Massachusetts General Hospital, 2013; University of Pennsylvania, 2014). He also gained experience in stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for oligometastatic disease at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane (2015).

I am a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Clinical Sub-Group for Head and Neck Cancer, Research Lead for the Manchester Cancer Head and Neck Pathway Board and Deputy Chief Investigator for the UK phase III NIMRAD trial. I also have an interest in education and was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education with Distinction (Edge Hill University, 2015).